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Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joselin Leelavathy Anandam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joselin Anandam practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anandam include sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and hemorrhoid banding. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Anandam takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Proctoscopy, Colectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Drake White, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White specializes in general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Fleshman's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colorectal surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleshman honors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Bapat specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, colectomy (colon resection), and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Bapat takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Walter Russell Peters Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 600
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Walter Peters is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include diverticular disease, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Peters is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Peters is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292 - $1,820
  • Medicare Cost: $1,292 - $1,793
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Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.